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Director:
Writers:
David McGillivray (screenplay)
Les Young (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 October 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Have You Ever Felt An Evil Presence All Around You ... ? See more »
Plot:
Royal ancestors feel the wrath of the curse of the condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wow! A Norman J. Warren film that is actually decent!! See more (33 total) »

Cast

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John Nolan ... James Garrick
Carolyn Courage ... Ann Garrick
James Aubrey ... Philip
Sarah Keller ... Suzy

Tricia Walsh ... Viv

Glynis Barber ... Carol Tucker
Michael Craze ... Gary
Rose Collins ... Diane (as Rosie Collins)
Chuck Julian ... Phil the Greek
Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Dolores Hamilton
Patti Love ... Hannah
Mary Maude ... Lady Garrick
William Russell ... Lord Garrick
Peter Craze ... The Director
Peter Atard ... Curtis the Actor (also as Peter Atiard) (as Peter Attard)
Peter Sproule ... Policeman
Colin Howells ... Detective

Peter Mayhew ... The Mechanic

Milton Reid ... Club Bouncer
Joseph Dunlop ... Villager
Roy Evans ... Villager

Tony Rohr ... Villager
John Rapley ... Priest
Steve Emerson ... Burning Man
David McGillivray ... T.V. Reporter (also as David Mc.Gillivray)
Ben Levine ... Man in Club
Tanya Ferova ... Stripper (as Tanya Ferowa)
L.E. Mack ... Mad Dolly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike O'Malley ... Club Barman
Robert Conway ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alan Jones ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hayden Pearce ... Man on Tube Train (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman J. Warren  (as Norman.J.Warren)
 
Writing credits
David McGillivray (screenplay)

Les Young (story) &
Moira Young (story)

Produced by
Richard Crafter .... producer
Les Young .... producer
Moira Young .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
 
Cinematography by
Les Young (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Elderton 
 
Art Direction by
Hayden Pearce 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nigel Goldsack .... second assistant director
Bryan Hirst .... assistant director
Leyland Wyler .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Adam Alexander .... boom operator
Simon Okin .... sound recordist
Ted Ryan .... dubbing mixer
John Scarlett-Davis .... sound engineer
Norman J. Warren .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Steve Emerson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Balkin .... grip
Tony Barber .... electrician
David Bevan .... focus puller
Brian Herlihy .... clapper loader
John Metcalfe .... camera operator
John Moore .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Ros Seily .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Judi Futrille .... continuity (as Judi Furtrille)
John Hemmings .... laboratory contact
 
Thanks
The Baron De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
The Baroness De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
Norma Dodson .... special thanks
Maureen Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Tom Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Les .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Judi Metcalfe .... special thanks
Mike Metcalfe .... special thanks
Ivy Overhead .... special thanks
Vicki .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Frazer Wood .... special thanks
Peter Wren .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
84 min
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Color:
Color (Fujicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R (censored) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R

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Carolyn Courage initially auditioned for a much smaller role.See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Wow! A Norman J. Warren film that is actually decent!!, 22 October 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

There's not much to like about Norman J. Warren's work…. 'Inseminoid' (a.ka Horror Planet) was like the lamest Alien rip-off ever made and 'Satan's Slave' was a dreadfully tedious vehicle about a devil-worshiping cult (it starred horror maestro Michael Gough, but still…). To think those two disappointment almost held me from watching this 'Terror'! This film is Warren's finest achievement! A modestly produced, but blood-soaked and nasty horror film that'll keep you entertained for a good 80 minutes. The plot of 'Terror' is standard shlock, handling about a film producer who inadvertently awakened the spirit of an ancestral witch while shooting a film about his own family's history. Things start to go horribly wrong the film premieres in the old family mansion and the young niece gets possessed with the witch's soul. The film doesn't contain the slightest bit of continuity and numerous murders are completely random. Not one horror lover will complain about this, though, since every single slashing is darn gruesome and presented with the nastiest make-up effects possible. There are a few (beautiful) young girls stabbed to death and pinned to a tree, a film crew member is crushed by the set pieces, a cop is road-killed by his own car and there are multiple neat close-ups of slit throats and severed corpses! Every killing is a horror feast and – sometimes – that's all there is needed to satisfy fans of the genre. At some points, Warren even succeeds in creating tension through atmospheric camera-work! How about that? The sequence where the blond girl is chased through the woods almost feels like 'The Blair Witch Project' 20 years ahead of its time! Although the film doesn't feature an actual climax (everybody dies…period!) or no depth in general, it's still receives warm recommendation thanks to the bright dialogue, stunning camera-work and loads of fun it delivers.

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